Subject: Re: RFC: /kern/summary
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
Date: 03/10/1999 16:27:39
> On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> > Ehum. I have also changed the kvm_* functions to read everything out of
> > /dev/ksyms. This starts to sound like a real bloat of the kvm routines...
> Pardon my ignorance... what's /dev/ksyms?
> I guess it's part of the new LKM work you announced recently, but looking
> at our mail index, I didn't find any information on that... can you tell
> us? Please? :)
There were a bunch of discussions about /dev/ksyms about a month ago.
It is the principal way to get symbols out of the running kernel,
and to keep the symbol table updated when modules are loaded in and
out of the kernel.